There’s another compelling reason why you should limit your intake of carbohydrates. It has to do with pesticides. Farmers have been trained to spray many unripe grains, corn and beans with Roundup (glyphosate) to ripen them faster, desiccate the unripe kernels, and dry them out for more efficient harvesting.
This saves the farmer time. He gets an earlier and synchronized harvest. You get pesticides in these foods. But you won’t know that, unless someone (like me) tells you. Glyphosate has been associated with serious bowel, kidney and other health issues, and has been classified as a ‘probable carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization.
You may have heard about some of the lawsuits that have been won against Monsanto (now Bayer, the company who bought Monsanto).
Glyphosate and preparations that contain it are some of the most widely used pesticides in agriculture. Monsanto, the manufacturer of this poison lied to you in its marketing for decades, claiming that glyphosate is inactivated when it hits the soil. I know this because I sprayed Roundup on a job I had during a really dark time in my life a long time ago. Their claim was never true.
No government agency charged with consumer protection ever took Monsanto to court for this misrepresentation (lying). ‘Too big to take to court,’ one might say. You pay a price in health to a giant company with huge profits and lying ways to make them.
Actually, Monsanto is now the defendant in more than 3,000 court cases. It may be one reason why they recently sold themselves into Bayer, which is about 5 times bigger than Monsanto was. It will be interesting to see what happens to these cases, but it is even more interesting to know that media has not reported on what goes on with glyphosate and the companies involved in it.